Series: Shakugan no Shana III
Manufacturer: Chara-Ani and Toy’s Works
Release Date: February 2012
My Figure Collection Link: http://myfigurecollection.net/item/84630
After three color variations of this figure, the fourth finally caught my eye, Shana (casual version).
First is her necklace, Alastor. The pendant itself is painted with a shimmery red paint, outlined with its gold encasing. It hangs from a simple black string around her neck. The thread is delicate, so be very careful. The gold is carefully painted as to not blur over the red. Very nicely done.
The second thing that I noticed right away was her hair. It is swooping, and swirling with amazing detail. The flower on her ponytail is a nice touch as well.
Upon closer inspection of her head, I noticed that the top of her hair looks like it is actually pulled into the ponytail. This particular detail is sometimes a bit lax. She also has a handful of loose hairs behind her ears. The sculptor clearly spent some time on her locks.
After the initial oohs, and ahhs had passed, I spent a little more time looking her over. Her shoes are really cute, and very red. Each tiny buckle is painted in gold. They match her other accessory, Alastor very well. The odd thing here is that her red ankle bracelets? are not connected to the shoes. Initially I thought they were part of the shoes, but I assure you, they are not.
Another nice touch are her thigh high stockings. Her legs are sculpted nicely, showing the curves of her calves, as well as definition around her knees. Her stockings each have a seam up the front, and down the back. Again a tiny bit of detail that wasn’t necessary, but adds to the overall presentation.
Her skirt is a deep blue contrast to Shana’s crimson coloring. Along the bottom of each pleated wave is a little ruffle. It is cute, but maybe a tad too girly for the tomboyish, Shana.
Her shirt also shows some ruffles, and frills along the front, bottom, and neckline. The black stripe that flows down the center of her blouse is a solid, crisp line. Each puffy sleeve shows folds, and creases, as if she were really wearing this fabric. Her pink bow is long, and flowing. Another stark contrast to her light pink shirt.
The back of her shirt is full of folds and creases as well. Especially near her waist. This sculpt is rather fantastic! The one thing that really bothers me however is her completely flipped up skirt. Shana is wearing white panties with a tiny red bow. How do I know? Well they are on display. This tidbit may be trying a little too hard for fanservice.
Shana’s long blade is cloaked in a light orange wrap. It does little to hide the massive weapon, but I am sure it makes it easier for her to carry around. The handle of the sword really looks like there are tiny ribbons wrapped around the hilt.
Shana’s face is really cute. Her red eyes almost seem to sparkle. Her features are all evenly placed, and well painted. Her mouth is a bit plain, but not a major issue.
Her base is of simple design. A black circle just big enough to keep her balanced. Nothing special, but sturdy it is.
Her box has a window on each side, accompanied by a large window!
This box is definitely good for viewing her inside without having to open her.
Overall Enjoyment: 9/10